Good Food Systems Crowd-Investing Platform Development
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only
  • Good Food Systems Crowd-Investing Platform Development

    Thomas Stanton



    Crowd-investing is now legal, both at the U.S. federal level and in at least 30 states. That means non-accredited investors can pool their funds to support local and state-wide projects in the realms of agriculture and food products. My personal focus is on Michigan first, because that is where I live, but the exact same principles apply to almost every state that has already passed laws that provide for intrastate exemptions from federal securities laws, thus enabling in-state investors to support in-state projects. At present, there is a small group of interested people in Michigan, and we are seeking additional support for developing these concepts and beginning implementation for the first several projects.

    Please read more below . . .

    The Problem this Project Addresses

    Small agricultural and food-products companies often have trouble attracting needed start-up capital, and small investors often have a difficult time finding worthy projects for their investments. What we have in mind is establishing a platform that will match small investors with a steady stream of viable projects, so that the platform can be easily replicated in multiple jurisdictions at low cost.

    Region or Country Benefited by this Project

    Immediate plans are for Michigan, but any region could pursue this idea, and some of the Michigan team can be available to support efforts in other places, if there is interest.

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work?

    Most work can be done virtually. Participation is welcomed from any location.

    The Person or Team at Your Organization Heading this Project

    Tom Stanton, Principal Researcher National Regulatory Research Institute Affiliation is presented for information purposes only. This project is separate from my work for NRRI.

    Academic Field, Expertise, Academic Level, and/or Experience Desired

    Immediate needs are for grant-writing, and assistance with early business plan development, including legal, financial, communications support. Expertise in agricultural and food systems is preferred.

    Start Date

    January 2019 start date.

    Commitment Duration

    Our team is ready to work with anyone that is willing to make a commitment of at least one calendar quarter. Specific commitments will be defined and mutually agreed, in writing, before work commences.

    Commitment Hours per Week

    No minimum.

    Language Skills Required

    Participants must have excellent English communications skills (reading, writing, and some experience with education and public presentations).

    Compensation

    There is no immediate plan for compensation. Early participants will have the opportunity to attract funding and their own compensation, through any combinations of donations, grants, or contractual work.

    How to Apply

    Contact Mr. Stanton by email first, please: stantontom1 [at] gmail [D0T] com

    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean and Affordable Energy
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Clean Water and Sanitation
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Life on Land
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Partnerships to achieve the Goal
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 02. Academic Level_(a) Undergrad student
  • 02. Academic Level_(b) Graduate Student
  • 02. Academic Level_(c) Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_(d) Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_(e) Not in School
  • 03. Academic Field_Computer Science
  • 03. Academic Field_Electrical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Environmental
  • 03. Academic Field_Mechanical Engi
  • 03. Academic Field_Sustainability
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(c) up to 1 month
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(d) up to 1 semester
  • 04. Commitment Duration_(e) up to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(e) 20 to 39 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_(g) 40 or more hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2018
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter 2018-19
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2019
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_Uganda
  • 08. Continent_Antarctica
  • 08. Continent_Australia
  • 08. Continent_Central America
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Eastern)
  • 08. Continent_Europe (Western)
  • 08. Continent_North America
  • 08. Continent_South America
  • 09. Language_English
  • 10. Paid or Unpaid_Expenses only